Mourinho calls for caution as title beckons

first_imgChelsea are now 1/100 with British bookmakers to win the title and the club’s kit manufacturer Adidas reacted to the win over United by provocatively writing on Twitter: “1-0 to the Champions.”But when asked if Chelsea had effectively secured the title, Mourinho replied: “No, because we need eight points to be champion.“Football is not about ‘if’, it’s not about ‘almost’ — it’s about mathematics. When mathematically it’s done, it’s done, and we celebrate.“But until that moment, we need two victories and two draws to be champion.”Mourinho was overstating the distance between Chelsea and a first league crown since 2010, because with Arsenal their nearest rivals — 10 points back in second place — six points from their next two games will suffice.But he took a dim view when it was put to him that his players had looked like they were celebrating the title as they cavorted on the pitch at the final whistle.“If the celebration is because we beat one of the biggest clubs in the world, I understand that,” he said.“If the celebration is because the players gave everything to win that game and they feel the result of the work they did all week to prepare, I also understand that.“If they are celebrating something more than that, not at all.”– United ‘in a process’ –Having won their previous six league games, United largely controlled the game, enjoying 70 percent of possession, and hit the post through Radamel Falcao in the second half.There was also an injury-time scare for the hosts when United midfielder Ander Herrera went down under a challenge from Gary Cahill in the Chelsea box, only to be booked for diving by referee Mike Dean.“I’m happy that was not a Chelsea player, because if it was a Chelsea player, in this moment Sky (television) would be (talking about) somebody’s ‘crimes’, would be ‘cheating’, would be ‘the champions of the team without fair play’,” Mourinho said of Herrera’s tumble.“But because he’s a Man United player, tomorrow nobody remembers.”United manager Louis van Gaal felt that on another day Herrera might have been awarded a penalty, while he also complained that Falcao had been fouled by John Terry in the build-up to Hazard’s goal.“Always you are dependable on the referee,” said the Dutchman, who claimed that his team had produced their “best match of this season”.“When he whistles, it’s a penalty; now, it is not a penalty. When he doesn’t whistle for a foul on Falcao, it’s not a foul.“My opinion is different, but OK, it’s like that. I cannot control the referee. I think that’s also the best way, that a trainer-coach or manager cannot control the referee.”Eleven points below Chelsea having played a game more, United’s slim title hopes have effectively been dashed, but Van Gaal felt his side’s performance augured well both for their final five fixtures and the challenges to come next season.“We are in a process and I see my team always growing, improving every week,” he said.“It’s amazing how we have played here when you see the statistics. It’s unbelievable the result is 1-0, but that’s football. It’s not like in other sport, but that (the result) counts.“It’s not that we have made a big step in our process that counts, for we count that. But for the fans, they have lost and Manchester United have lost. And that’s a pity when you play so well.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, April 19- Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho attempted to dampen the euphoria emanating from Stamford Bridge after his side closed to within two wins of the Premier League title by beating Manchester United.Eden Hazard’s 38th-minute strike gave Chelsea a clinical 1-0 home victory on Saturday that means they will be champions if they win their next two games away to Arsenal and third-bottom Leicester City.last_img read more

Tribunal officer calls intelligence incomplete

first_img“What were purported to be specific statements of fact lacked even the most fundamental earmarks of objectively credible evidence,” Abraham said in the affidavit submitted on behalf of a Kuwaiti detainee, Fawzi al-Odah, who is challenging his classification as an “enemy combatant.” Abraham’s affidavit “proves what we all suspected, which is that the CSRTs were a complete sham,” said a lawyer for al-Odah, David Cynamon. The Pentagon defended its process of determining which detainees should continue being held, but didn’t address Abraham’s criticism. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – An Army officer who played a key role in the “enemy combatant” hearings at Guantanamo Bay says tribunal members relied on vague and incomplete intelligence while being pressured to rule against detainees, often without any specific evidence. His affidavit, submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court and released Friday, is the first criticism by a member of the military panels that determine whether detainees will continue to be held. Lt. Col. Stephen Abraham, a 26-year veteran of military intelligence who is an Army reserve officer and a California lawyer, said military prosecutors were provided with only “generic” material that didn’t hold up to the most basic legal challenges. Despite repeated requests, intelligence agencies arbitrarily refused to provide specific information that could have helped either side in the tribunals, according to Abraham, who said he served as a main liaison between the Combat Status Review Tribunals and the intelligence agencies. last_img read more

No reason to delay hospital expansion

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The Holy Cross hospital expansion does not need an EIR. Rather, the Valley needs hospital beds. In addition, the Valley needs the millions of dollars of construction jobs, all paying a union wage. And Mission Hills wants the 250 new jobs at the hospital, an employer that now pays its employees an average of $36 per hour. The situation for the Valley’s medical-care infrastructure is critical. Today, Providence Holy Cross is operating at 97 percent capacity every day. And the need for hospital beds and emergency-room care will grow as more emergency rooms around Los Angeles County close. Providence Holy Cross’ location is unique, as it serves residents in both the San Fernando and Santa Clarita valleys. In fact, many auto-accident victims’ lives are saved at Holy Cross after suffering injuries on the 5, 405 and 14 freeways. When the next disaster strikes north L.A. County, Providence Holy Cross will be the last chance for hundreds of victims. So, what is the hang-up? Apparently one union is organizing and funding the opposition. Holy Cross is part of Providence Health, a system with 28 hospitals. Providence is pro-labor and pro-employee, meaning it allows the employees to vote, hospital by hospital, on whether it wants to be represented by a union. About half of the Providence hospitals are now unionized. But by forcing an EIR and a delay in the expansion, the union increases its leverage on the hospital to have this union alone be recognized by all the Providence hospitals, despite the wishes of the individual employees. The strategy of delaying the hospital expansion for the benefit of one union is not just bad for the health and safety of the Valley, it is also bad for the larger labor work force. Here, it hurts union construction workers. The hospital has entered into an agreement to have the expansion constructed by 100 percent union members. Delaying and harming the health care of the Valley residents also harms the employment opportunities of the Valley’s workers. Just as we all need those hospital beds now, the men and women of the construction unions want those jobs now. In the spirit of saving lives and doing the right thing, let’s hope that our City Council members have the needs of Valley residents and the less fortunate in mind as they decide whether to approve the hospital beds now, or postpone Holy Cross’ expansion for another two years. Brendan L. Huffman is president and CEO of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WITH two San Fernando Valley hospitals closing since 2003 and our population growing, you would expect that an existing hospital’s plan to add an additional 136 beds would be something we could all cheer about. Unfortunately, no good deed goes unpunished. Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills has the endorsement of the Mission Hills Neighborhood Council, business organizations, all of the trade unions that will build the project, numerous community groups, the unanimous city Planning Commission and several elected officials throughout the Valley, Nonetheless, it’s is being opposed by its own L.A. City Council member and a single union that has organized and sponsored a coalition of opponents. The city has analyzed every potential impact on the neighborhood from the hospital expansion, and it’s attached hundreds of conditions to the project. But these opponents still say that the hospital must go through an even more costly and lengthy environmental review process, all designed to simply delay the hospital expansion. last_img read more

Mike Phelan says Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson is a transfer target for Hull

first_imgHull boss Mike Phelan has confirmed he wants Arsenal defender Carl Jenkinson to boost his club’s Premier League survival bid.Jenkinson, 24, has been restricted to five cup appearances this season for Arsenal, who are ready to let the right-back head out on loan or leave on a permanent transfer.Phelan has targeted Jenkinson to help shore up his leaky defence, which has conceded 39 goals in 18 league games, but faces stiff competition from several other top-flight clubs.“Yes, he’s been spoken about. But there are a few others in the hat for Carl,” Phelan told a press conference before Friday’s night’s televised home league game against Everton.“I would love him to come here. I’ve spoken to staff at Arsenal and I’ve been encouraged by it.“But I do also realise that there are other clubs interested in Carl. So that’s where we’re at at the moment and nothing definite has gone ahead and there are others.”West Ham, where Jenkinson spent the best part of two seasons on loan, are understood to be among those interested in the defender, along with Sam Allardyce’s Crystal Palace.Meanwhile, Phelan said he had not been approached by any club for defender and reported Middlesbrough target Harry Maguire and that a striker was also at the top of his wanted list as he works towards bringing in two new players.“I haven’t had any real answers from the other clubs,” he said.“I think everyone’s lining up their ducks really and whether (the deals) get done earlier or later is down to who you’re taking them from really.“But I have got one or two in mind. Whether we can get them done is difficult, but we keep trying to push the right buttons and see whether we can.“I’ve got a couple I think we may be able to get done.“But I can only bring them to the table and after that it’s up to other people to get them over the line.”Hull will bid to climb off the foot of the table with their first win in eight league games on Friday, while Phelan has been installed as the bookmakers’ favourite to become the next Premier League manager to lose his job.Second-bottom Swansea sacked Bob Bradley on Tuesday, but although Hull have won only three games since winning promotion back to the top flight via the play-offs in May, there has been no clamour yet from Tigers fans for their club to dispense with Phelan.When asked if he was feeling the pressure, Phelan added: “I feel for the players, I feel for the club and I feel for the supporters because a lot of hard work has gone into getting into this division.“Obviously a lot of hard work has been done by everybody here to try and stay in it.“We’re supporting the players as best as we possibly can and the players are supporting the staff as best as they can, by putting in their effort.“I think there comes a time when we now need to push on and show our credentials and get some points on the board.“If we can do that and get a bit of a run going – we’re getting a run of performances, we’re not getting a run of results – but that can change in a game and hopefully that will change come Friday.” 1 Jenkinson has been restricted to five cup appearances this season last_img read more

Can You Search for Responsive Themes in the WordPress.org Repository?

first_imgI knew you could search for responsive themes on hosted WordPress.com. But I wasn’t sure if you could do the same search on WordPress.org. I visited the WordPress.org theme repository, but didn’t see the same type of filtering options to find responsive themes. Theme repository filter optionsWondering if he knew, I tweeted to Morten Rand-Hendrickson, commenting about responsive themes:@mor10 No option to select “responsive” layout in https://t.co/ALFwuNTcoy theme search.— Deborah Edwards-Onoro (@redcrew) September 7, 2016Morten replied that he thought all themes on the repository were responsive, but he wasn’t sure. After some further tweets, Sami Keijonen pointed me to a post from the WordPress Theme Review Team, announcing new theme tags in May 2016. New WordPress Theme TagsThe new theme tags offered more subject tags for better categorization of themes. Sounds like a good plan, to make it easier to find themes based on specific topics. If you want a list of all the available tags, check Theme Tags. So what tags were removed? All color tags, the “photoblogging” and “seasonal” tags. And several layout tags, including “responsive-layout.”I was a bit puzzled. Since Google’s mobile-friendly ranking announcement in early 2015, every person I’ve spoken with wants to make sure their site is responsive. Why Responsive-Layout Was RemovedFrom what I read in the post, the “responsive-layout” tag was the most searched layout tag in the repository. Which made me curious why it was removed.Justin Tadlock commented in the post:When a tag is always used by themes and by users, it becomes practically useless in distinguishing themes from one another.Brad Griffin replied in the post, with a use case I thought was likely: Users come to the repositoryFind an appropriate themeInstall the themeAfter customizing the theme and adding their content, users are disappointed when they discover the theme isn’t responsive. And they get frustrated with the theme repository search filters for not providing an option for mobile-friendly themes. Further InvestigationI was still confused. I couldn’t find anything to indicate all themes in the repository were responsive.@samikeijonen Yes, thx. I believe that’s post you sent before. Unless I missed it, nothing to indicate all themes are responsive. cc @mor10— DeborahEdwards-Onoro (@redcrew) September 8, 2016 It all started with a question during Joe O’Connor’s WordPress session at our group meeting room at last week’s Accessibility Summit online conference. Can you search for responsive themes in the WordPress.org theme repository? So I visited posts linked from the theme tags announcement, to learn the background about removing the “responsive-layout” theme tag. And I tweeted back to Sami Keijonen, saying I probably shouldn’t assume all themes were responsive. He graciously answered my follow-up question. @redcrew Correct, not all (old) themes are responsive. But old themes doesn’t show up in search.— Sami Keijonen (@samikeijonen) September 8, 2016Aha, that works. And what about new themes added to the repository, should we expect all of them to be responsive? @samikeijonen Ok. Should I assume all new themes added to the repository are responsive?— DeborahEdwards-Onoro (@redcrew) September 8, 2016I didn’t receive a reply, so I did more research. The Theme Review Team requirements page doesn’t list responsive-layout as a requirement. But the theme recommendations page does ask if the theme is responsive. For theme creators, the recommendations page offers best practices suggestions, but their recommendations are not considered essential. ConclusionTook me a while, but here’s what I discovered:There is no responsive-layout or mobile-friendly tag in the WordPress theme repositoryOld themes in the WordPress theme repository may not be responsive. But old themes won’t show up in a repository theme search.New themes may or may not have a responsive design, since having a responsive design is not a requirement for a theme to be approved for the theme repository. It is a recommended practice.According to the Theme Review Team:The recommended items are there to make sure your theme is the best it can be and good advice to include as best practice.My thoughts? If you’re looking for a responsive theme on the WordPress.org theme repository, and you’re not sure if it’s responsive, contact the developer directly to ask about the theme. Personally, given Google’s mobile-friendly ranking change, I assume anyone creating a WordPress theme would make it responsive. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedHow to Preview WordPress.com Responsive Themes On Different DevicesIf you’ve worked with WordPress for a while, you’re familiar with the theme preview option that allows you to view a theme with your site’s content without actually activating it on your site. On your WordPress.com site, you can preview another theme by going to the Dashboard and selecting Appearance…In “WordPress”Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: September 16, 2016In this week’s web design and development resources roundup, you’ll discover 10 helpful free and premium UX tools, read about this week’s U.S. Board Access Board approval (yay!), learn why there is no CSS4, and more. If you’re new to my blog, each Friday I publish a post highlighting my…In “Web design & development links”9 Tips to Help You Safely Change Your WordPress ThemeAt our March West Metro Detroit WordPress meetup, one of our members asked about switching their WordPress theme. They wanted to update the theme with more features and functionality, which their current theme didn’t support. I thought it was a great topic for our meetup group, that other members would…In “WordPress”last_img read more

Photo of the Week: Brants in Marine City

first_imgAre you interested in a detour along the St. Clair River, I asked my husband as we drove south from the Upper Peninsula last week.We had spent an extended weekend in the Upper Peninsula, birding and catching the beautiful fall colors along Lake Superior as well as some of our favorite back roads.The St. Clair River is a good two hours out of our way to where we live in the western suburbs of Detroit, which meant we’d get home after dark, rather than late afternoon.Why? he asked.You won’t believe this, but there are half-dozen sea birds hanging out in a park in downtown Marine City. Let’s go! he replied.Which meant at just after 6:00pm last Monday, we discovered what had birders all over Michigan traveling hundreds of miles to downtown Marine City: six Brants lazily grazing in the grass along the St. Clair River.We weren’t sure where to find the birds.They had been reported along the shore in the park, in a parking lot, out on the river as well as across the river in Canada. But it didn’t take long to find a birder and a photographer standing along the river, looking at the group of birds.Sea birds that breed in the high Arctic, typically found along the Atlantic Coast and Pacific Coast, the six Brants were grazing the grass along a river that connects Lake Huron to the Detroit river. And the birds didn’t seem to mind the people taking photos and staring at them through binoculars. They’re a bit smaller than Canada Geese, note the faint white necklace around their neck. What a treat to see the birds! No one’s sure how long they will stay, Brants are occasionally seen along the Great Lake during migration. They’ve been spotted along the river in Michigan for the past six days. Birders who weren’t able to see them during the week have made the trek this weekend to the area and were glad to find the birds are still hanging out. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading…RelatedPhoto of the Week: Stella Clair, Blue Water River WalkWhen I was birdwatching last weekend, I spent time traipsing through the snow along the shoreline of the St. Clair River and found my way to the Blue Water River Walk near Desmond Landing in downtown Port Huron, Michigan. I was peering through my binoculars at the gulls and canvasbacks…In “Michigan”Photo of the Week: Who Wants to Drive Around Lake Erie?Living near the Great Lakes gives you amazing opportunities to travel to interesting places, whether it’s the beautiful Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior in Michigan, Coventry Garden in Windsor, Ontario overlooking the Detroit River, or the magnificent Niagara Falls.  Years ago, we drove around Lake Michigan and had a fantastic time…In “Miscellaneous”Photo of the Week: Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Long Distance TravelerWhen news that the Buff-breasted Sandpiper had been seen along Lake St. Clair, I knew I would be traveling to the other side of town to see this beautiful, elegant-looking shorebird. Why? One, it’s a beautiful bird! The light buff-brown colored bird with black patterned spots on its head and…In “Nature”last_img read more

Mexico sets Polokwane alight

first_img21 June 2010 Mexico and France met at the Peter Mokaba stadium in Polokwane on Friday in a night that rocked the World Cup host city. For the local spectators, it was a match that made them realise that the World Cup party had well and truly arrived in Polokwane. “It was a brilliant spectacle, and the match took Polokwane to another level,” said Thabo Molokwane, who has been looking forward to seeing a World Cup match in his home town ever since he heard the new stadium was being built. “This was a memorable day for everyone … This is history,” Molokwane said. “It was fantastic for a villager like myself to see world-class players in action at the Peter Mokaba stadium.” Jamie Robb, who had travelled from Johannesburg for the match, said: “It was a great game … The vibe in the stadium was awesome, the Mexicans were great.” The Mexican fans took up an entire stand of the Polokwane stadium, spurring their side on to a 2-0 victory over the French. “They went crazy when a goal was scored, they must have outnumbered the French fans a thousand to one,” said Robb. The city of Polokwane was one of the host cities that received a new stadium, which is wowing fans. The 45 000 seater stadium is the largest in the province of Limpopo, and has changed the sporting atmosphere of the city. “The new stadium is impressive, the massive columns and the way it sticks out above the bushveld,” said Robb. “I would like to watch another game here, it is radical.” Shaina Facey is a 16-year-old local who is thrilled to have the World Cup in her city. “There is an electric feeling here, people are happy and getting behind the teams,” Facey said. “There is something amazing happening here, the World Cup feels like it brought this city together.” Many of the Polokwane residents are excited by the influx of foreign visitors into their city. “We met some of the Mexicans and it was really great to see them around,” said Facey. “It’s very interesting to have foreigners here, I think people are enjoying it.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Blockchain: Banks Begin to Experiment with Blockchain Distributed Ledgers

first_imgBitcoin has popularized the underlying technology that enables the currency called the blockchain.  Blockchain is a kind of “distributed ledger”.  There’s not a single entity or overseer that manages and maintains a master copy of the information, like a bank.  With a distributed ledger the information is in the hands of many participants.  Members works off of a “consensus mechanism” that determines how a ledger is to be updated.  Blockchain and Bitcoin, for example, are based on a cryptographic mechanism that can ensure ownership and provide proof of information entered into the ledger.Blockchain has become an experimental testbed for the creation of “smart contracts”.   Advantages of blockchain technology include:Accuracy – provides trace of ownership and a complete history of traceable records.Security – provides a transparent and tamper-proof record of actions that can be publicly shared.Cost – the technology has the potential to make the cost of transactions much cheaper.David Rutter, chief executive at R3, a blockchain technology company,  said in a statement that blockchain “technologies represent a new frontier of innovation and will dramatically improve the way the financial services industry operates, in much the same way as the advent of electronic trading decades ago delivered huge advancements in efficiency, transparency, scalability and security.”In an evaluation led by the company R3, 42 banks participated in evaluating distributed ledger technologies from Chain, Eris Industries, Ethereum, IBM and Intel, all of which have developed such technologies either as open source projects or for enterprise.  Some of the banks participating in the trial are:  Bank of America, Barclays , BBVA, Bank of New York Mellon, Citi, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, State Street, and Wells Fargo.Adam Ludwin, CEO of Chain, said that “by undertaking initiatives such as this one, R3 is further accelerating the adoption of blockchain technology by demonstrating, instead of simply asserting, the commercial advantages of this emerging approach to financial services.”last_img read more

Adding Code-Splitting Capabilities To A WordPress Website Through PoP

first_img Posted on 24th February 2018Web Design FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Related postsInclusive Components: Book Reviews And Accessibility Resources13th December 2019Should Your Portfolio Site Be A PWA?12th December 2019Building A CSS Layout: Live Stream With Rachel Andrew10th December 2019Struggling To Get A Handle On Traffic Surges10th December 2019How To Design Profitable Sales Funnels On Mobile6th December 2019How To Build A Real-Time Multiplayer Virtual Reality Game (Part 2)5th December 2019 HomeWeb DesignAdding Code-Splitting Capabilities To A WordPress Website Through PoP Speed is among the top priorities for any website nowadays. One way to make a website load faster is by code-splitting: splitting an application into chunks that can be loaded on demand — loading only the required JavaScript that is needed and nothing else. Websites based on JavaScript frameworks can immediately implement code-splitting through Webpack, the popular JavaScript bundler. For WordPress websites, though, it is not so easy. First, Webpack was not intentionally built to work with WordPress, so setting it up will require quite some workaround; secondly, no tools seem to be available that provide native on-demand asset-loading capabilities for WordPress. From our sponsors: Adding Code-Splitting Capabilities To A WordPress Website Through PoP Adding Code-Splitting Capabilities To A WordPress Website Through PoPYou are here:last_img read more

Linux’s Torvalds surprised by IoT uptake

first_imgLinux founder Linus Torvalds is starting to appreciate the use of his operating system as a backbone for embedded systems, especially in the world of Internet of Things (IoT), speaking at the Embedded Linux Conference & OpenIoT Summit for the first time this week.Torvalds said that the growth in Linux for embedded systems surprised him, when he first started seeing his operating system deployed on gas machines and other non-digitized products, around 15 years ago.See Also: Open Collaboration is the Future at Mobile World Congress“There was no single point where I was surprised, but 15 years ago I started seeing these odd, embedded systems. The first one that really caught my eye was a gas pump running Linux,” said Torvalds. “Today, many changes have been invisible. Even I don’t see all the uses of Linux.”While embedded systems continue to use Linux as the default backbone, Torvalds does not see the platform being used on tiny devices. Instead, he wants to see Linux become the major platform for large IoT devices, claiming that the open-source platform would work well as the backbone for an IoT hub.IoT security and the risks of Linux as the backboneSpeaking on the subject of security, Torvalds agreed that some embedded and IoT devices being unpatchable was a problem. “In a new industry things will get done without security. Security plays second fiddle. It will be slightly distressing if someone hacks into my home furnace and turns up my heat to 95, I’ll be bothered.”He warned that vendors tend to get in the way of security, similar to Google’s Android system with carriers and manufacturers slapping on their own customizations to every Android upgrade. Torvalds said that one way to fix this might be an alternative to standard Linux, similar to Cyanogen, but it would require IoT vendors to allow other platforms on board their devices.Torvalds also praised the ARM community while speaking on security, he said “They’ve discovered it’s cheaper to buy commodity chips even if they’re not perfect rather than always making customized hardware. The ARM community, in particular, is getting better, so now the kernel people can keep up with ARM embedded systems. It’s not perfect, but we’re getting better.”While the message is rather clunky, that has been Torvalds’ approach to Linux for some time. Keep updating and see where it goes, without a five year plan or concentrated effort at winning some group of developers or users over. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … David Curry Tags:#embedded systems#Internet of Things#IoT#Linus Torvalds#Linux#security center_img Related Posts Follow the Puck How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua…last_img read more